CHF Leadership Transition

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) Board of Directors, with great regret, has accepted the resignation of Diana Krecsy, President and CEO. Diana will be stepping down as leader effective Jan. 31, 2020. Gail Boehm, Chief Operating Officer at CHF, will commence as Acting CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2020. The Board of Directors has retained Leaders International Executive Search to conduct a Canada-wide recruitment process for a new President and CEO. Leaders International Executive Search is a leading executive search firm with over 30 years of experience placing senior leaders in the not-for-profit sector.

After nearly six years of providing innovative and compelling leadership to the organization and community, Diana identified that now is the right time for leadership renewal.

Diana leaves CHF and Community in a position of strength having successfully led community in achieving unprecedented progress and outcomes identified in Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness; co-creating with community a future path forward in the adoption of Together to Zero: a vision for the future of addressing homelessness in Calgary; and delivering to the CHF Board of Directors a new 3-year strategic blueprint that will guide the Foundations’ continued innovative, collaborative, system level leadership in Calgary’s Homeless Serving System of Care.

“CHF has an incredible mission-focused future before it,” says Diana. “It has a strong and talented board, exceptional executive management, a dedicated staff, and is in a strong position to continue to lead on ending homelessness and delivering excellence and value to our city and community.”

Diana is looking forward to exploring new leadership opportunities where she can continue to add value to vulnerable Calgarians and Albertans while remaining a champion of CHF and its mission.

“On behalf of the Board, we thank Diana for her tremendous contribution as the President and CEO of Calgary Homeless Foundation. And while it will be impossible to replace Diana’s courageous compassion and commitment to the mission, we will work hard to find the best candidate to lead the organization in advancing our vision that together, we will end homelessness in Calgary,” – Gerald Chipeur, Board Chair, Calgary Homeless Foundation.